June 9, 2006

Water – some health benefits of drinking it

Staying properly hydrated is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to stay in good health.

For normal metabolism, a human body releases 500ml of water in the form of urine every day. Through breathing and sweating, the body releases another 500ml-800ml of water. Therefore maintaining a content of 1000ml of water in one’s body is of utmost importance at all times.
Water helps the blood in transporting nutrients, antibodies and blood cells to infected areas when sick and it removes toxin and waste from the body. With this, it smoothens metabolism and at the same time increases the immunity of the body.

If one hardly drinks water and controls the urine often, this will thicken the urine, making it easier for bacteria to propagate and cause kidney problems. Therefore one should consume much water in order to increase the volume of urine and cleanse the urethra. Drinking pure water regularly will also prevent the formation of stones.
The blood is at its thickest at midnight and in the early hours of the morning; hence blood pressure is also at the highest. So if you happen to wake up during these hours, drink a glass of water and then go back to sleep. This lowers your blood pressure, lessens the thickness of your blood and at the same time prevents strokes.
It is important to drink sufficient water as even slight dehydration can activate the stress hormones, which, over time can damage your brain. Dehydration also decreases alertness.

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  1. Anonymous10:05 AM

    Water is a must. I try to drink 2 liters a day, but it isn't easy. water not only keeps you hydrated, but it will also curb your hunger when you think you're hungry when in actuality you're just thirsty. i know that sounds confusing, but next time you feel hungry after a meal, try drinking a glass of water and see how you feel before digging into that next bag of potato chips. and as always, eat a good breakfast!

  2. the water will definatly help u lose wait.

  3. Vikram3:08 PM

    warm water is good because the body absorbs it quicker. When my foot and ankle were swelling because of some medication I was taking at the time, the doctors nurse told me to drink plenty of water to help flush my system and to drink it warm because the warm water is absorbed quicker. I always drink warm water. Hate cold. I even use pretty warm water,almost hot, to water my plants. 3 or 4 times a day because it is flushing your system. We live in a very toxic world and simply drinking water flushes us out. Can help with all kinds of medical problems

  4. Anonymous3:11 PM

    Water is necessary for the body to function normally--including metabolically. Drinking water before eating can reduce your appetite so that you are satisfied with smaller portions.
    Water removes toxins from the body that may make you feel bogged down or lethargic. Drinking water can help maintain your energy level. Cold water cools down your insides, then your body has to expend energy to increase your temperature to its homeostatic level--this burns calories in the process! If you replace most of what you drink throughout the day (sodas, juices, milk) with water you are instantly reducing your daily calorie intake by the hundreds! Dehydration leads to fatigue, so being well hydrated lets you exercise longer and burn even more calories!

  5. Anonymous5:24 PM

    In two separate studies, (both published in recent issues of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism) researchers found that within 10 minutes of drinking about a pint of water, metabolic rates in both men and women begin to increase as much as 24-30 per cent!

  6. Vishweswar3:25 PM

    Water is tremendous for the body and good quality health. Water helps flush out toxins and other surplus things lingering in the body. Water also reload fluids that help grease the internal body, keeps hydrated, reduces hunger, which helps with weight loss and helps to make skin look soft and young.

  7. Shrimati3:47 PM

    Water is so important. I notice a big difference in my energy levels and clarity of mind when I drink plenty of water, vs. neglecting to drink enough
    Despite all the medical advice to drink 6 to 8 glasses a day, it seems we still need to keep getting the word out to people: DRINK WATER!
    Thanks for another good post.

  8. Manohar8:43 AM

    This is the essence of all things; the basis of life. I recently read: a grape that doesn’t have enough moisture (aka water) will shrivel up and turn into a raisin. If you don’t drink enough water, think of what will happen to your face in later years…

  9. Ann Smith1:15 PM

    Water is the one beverage that not only refreshes the body, but also helps to avoid dehydration and promote healing processes. To determine your personal recommended water intake per day, divide your body weight by two. The resulting number is the number of ounces of water recommended each day. For example, a woman who weighs 150 pounds should strive to drink 75 ounces of water daily.

  10. Panchami9:57 AM

    This is great information to know! I love drinking water and had no idea how much it actually does for the body! In a typical 8 hour work day I find myself drinking 3750ml of water and then I drink about 1500ml in the evening. I just do this out of habit but it’s great to know that a lot of water can do so much good!

  11. shilpa5:38 PM

    Intake of sufficient quantities of water improves metabolism and aids digestion, this is turn leads to burning the fat quickly. It is even better to drink warm water, if you can tolerate. Warm water is always preferred over cold water, it has a cleansing effect on the system. A healthy body removes waste on a daily basis. If you are not regularly moving your bowels begin drinking that water and flush those toxins that are sitting in that waste out of your body.

  12. Anonymous3:10 PM

    Drinking enough water is extremely beneficial to our bodies. Your health depends much upon the amount of water you drink. Water also carries oxygen and nutrients to your cells. Drinking water regularly will keep the brain functioning properly.It also controls and regulates the skin’s natural balance.

    Pure Water

  13. Deeksha3:43 PM

    Drinking eight to ten glasses of water a day helps keep your skin looking healthy, clean, and even younger (not that you are looking for this if you are a teen). It is believed that this is because toxins don't stay in the body as long if we drink lots of water.

  14. Gangadhar10:04 AM

    Just 3% body dehydration can cause a decrease in mental &physical performance

  15. Antony7:03 PM

    Signs of dehydration: Head aches ,Caped lips, if thirsty at all you are dehydrated, Water is the # one cure all. Use sun Block when in sun, and drink extra water on hot days. Pop or beer will dehydrate you, so drink extra water while drinking pop or beer.

  16. Vilasini7:23 PM

    My grandma always said drink 8 ,8 ounce glasses of water a day. Not any other drinks like milk or pop just plain old water. The other stuff is a treat. So don't over treat your self. Make sure you drink good water ,test your tap water, or drink water from the store, or boil your water. You are what you eat ,and drink so think before you eat or drink. Only put good foods into your body, fresh foods, food that are alive, and drink 8 ,8 ounces glasses of water a day everyday .You will feel better. The bigger you are the more water you'll need. Keep that in mind also.

  17. Yasha8:25 AM

    Plastic bottles can leach chemicals into your water. Lined aluminum or stainless steel bottles are the safest alternative.

  18. Ganesh6:06 PM

    I will now drink more thanks

  19. Indumati6:09 PM

    I have been keeping properly hydrated for years. Drinking plenty of water would be my best health recommendation to anyone who wants to feel better. Your energy level will increase and you'll see that your digestive system will function properly as well. Try increasing your daily water intake, you will feel and see a difference

  20. Herambh6:16 PM

    I keep a water jug by my side all day. That way I can be certain I've had enough. Some of my daily intake of water is as ceylon tea, herbal (rosemary) tea and green tea. When I'm not feeling well I desire warm water. I've kept in mind that as we get older our thirst mechanism becomes less accurate

  21. Drinking plenty of water is great for your body because it helps you feel full, boosts your metabolism, and it contains zero calories

  22. Nutan3:50 PM

    Drink plenty of water to help detox your body.

  23. Jyotirmay9:13 AM

    Healthy skin always starts from the inside. If your insides are unhealthy, your outsides will show it. An old standby is water: drink a lot, but not too much as over-hydration can be just as dangerous. I try to keep a glass or bottle next to me at all times, whether I’m in class, at work, or even in bed at night

  24. Water is such a necessity for our bodies. It makes sense, since such a large percentage or our body is water.

  25. Sainandan5:05 PM

    Water Contains Zero Calories
    Because the calorie-content of water is zero, drinking water instead of milk, fruit juices or regular sodas helps to lower the calorie content of your diet and thus helps weight reduction

  26. Anonymous3:54 PM

    Water is your body's principal chemical component, making up, on average, 60 percent of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water. For example, water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues.

    Lack of water can lead to dehydration, a condition that occurs when you don't have enough water in your body to carry out normal functions. Even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired.

  27. unknown3:55 PM

    When people want to lose weight then drinking lots of water can certainly help as it helps to keep the body hydrated which AIDS weight loss by keeping metabolism high. The key here is it only aids weight loss it doesn't do it on its own.

    To lose weight you have to make sure you are consuming fewer calories than you are burning. You already burn calories while doing nothing, this is your resting metabolic rate. Based on your height, age and weight you already burn 2000 calories a day. If you want to lose weight then you just have to consume fewer than 2000 calories a day (burn more than you consume). If you exercise as well then obviously you can eat more as you will burn more calories.

  28. Gayatri9:29 AM

    If you drink a lot of water everyday your complexion will be clearer. Yet hydration is the key to healthy skin

  29. Pratijna9:33 AM

    Water is very essential for maintaining healthy skin, as I am sure you know. Maintaining your best look starts from within, whether it be health or eliminating stress in your life. Try to relax and detox at least two times a year. Drink plenty of water it is the fountain of youth.

  30. Sudhidra9:43 AM

    When the weather is warm or when we get active, our bodies need more than 8 glasses of water. But avoid drinking soft and fizzy drinks that are high in added sugar.

  31. Smitha10:50 AM

    Drink lot of water: Mild dehydration can make the heart to work more since the blood will thickens if the water in inadequate.

  32. Kamala9:49 AM

    Headaches and stress are common signs of dehydration. Our body is 60-80% made out of water, thus lacking it could lead to cellular malfunction. The best way to enjoy water is before and after an activity. Eight glasses or more is the advisable quantity to cleanse you. Without water, the body is not able to fully absorb nutrients and correct balance of your acid-alkali level. The healthiest type of water is alkaline water, which helps the body combat free radicals, toxins and anti-bodies.

  33. Joyal9:05 AM

    Make the habit of drinking 2 (8 ounce) glasses of water before you eat any meal. This makes you eat less, helps your digestion process, gives you time to "cook" if you're the one doing the cooking, and if you do this every meal you are well on your way to a daily goal. This is a great method to use for those who are compulsive over-eaters.

  34. Annapurna3:41 PM

    “if you don’t like the taste of it, squeeze a lemon in the water bottle or even a few drops of your favorite syrup;” –

  35. Piyush3:42 PM

    Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day to hydrate your body, avoid constipation and flush out the by-products of burning fat.

  36. Expert2:49 PM

    It improves our skin texture by making it more soft, supple, smooth and wrinkle free. Drinking plenty of water keeps our skin hydrated, enhances our appearance and boosts our energy levels
    •It flushes out the toxins from our bodies through urination and sweat, and prevents the risks of urinary tract infections and kidney stones.
    how much water
    2 to 3 litres a day
    if u are bored in drinking tastyless water drink 2 litres of water however and remaining litre water by juices,butter milk.
    donot intake water more than 3.5 litres, even water overdose has side effects.
    The dietary regime
    •Flush your skin toxins by consuming lots of water and fluids like juices, buttermilk and coconut water.
    •Breakfast should consist of high fibre, low fat food.
    •Lunch can consist of a healthy portion of salads, vegetables and chapatti. Avoid fried or heavily spiced items.
    •Dinner should comprise of soup, a bowl of rice, portions of mixed vegetables including green leafy vegetables etc.
    •Avoid excessive intake of caffeine/ tea, oily food, junk food and chocolates.

  37. Anushree2:50 PM

    This is a really good read for me. Must admit that you are one of the coolest bloggers I ever saw. Thanks for posting this informative article.

  38. Drink plenty of water for glowing skin

  39. A skin care specialist and nutritionist once told me that the pores around my nose are a bit large and the reason is because of dehydrating. The only way to make the pores smaller is to keep it moisturize ( either by drinking a lot more water or using more moisture cream. )
    I will definitely try to drink more water if drinking more water help But I’m curious one matter as well – my younger sister drink tons on water and eat fruits everyday, yet she still have dark circles ( of coz her dark circles are not as serious as mine ) . But that might due to her late night sleeping habit..

  40. Shiva8:49 AM

    Water helps the body flush out toxins and transport nutrients to the body.
    Drinking water puts less strain on the skin organ to flush out toxins. The
    recommended amount of water you should drink is at least half your body
    weight in ounces of water( a 150 lb. person should drink 75 ounces/day ).
    While water alone will not eliminate your acne it will greatly assist your
    skin in remaining healthy.

  41. Rathod9:34 AM

    Water acts as a natural skin care diuretic, assisting your kidneys in releasing toxins from your body. This can only happen if your body has enough water.

  42. Chetana8:26 AM

    WATER is essential to clear skin. You've heard it before, but here we go again: Drink at least eight glasses of water a day.

  43. Anonymous10:02 AM

    Drinking plenty of water helps to minimize strong craving for food, because it works towards reducing your appetite

  44. Deeksha10:13 AM

    Water acts as a natural remedy to head your way towards achieving beautiful rich glowing skin. acts as a body purifier, by removing toxins and waste from your body.

  45. Kamala10:18 AM

    Always drink plenty of water or hydrating liquids to stabilize the ph level in your stomach and prevent dehydration.

  46. Jalaja10:38 AM

    Make sure you drink plenty of water. Water replenishes the lost salts in the body as well as helps in maintaining the blood pressure inside the body. One can also try green tea as it is a very good antioxidant.

  47. Parth8:35 AM

    WATER is your best friend! I have the most beautiful skin, and it's because I drink water! I drink way more then the average though, you should drink a bottle more each day. If you have a lot of acne, I use neutrogena to get rid of the occasional ones.

  48. Shrimayi8:48 AM

    Dehydration can cause fatigue and dizziness as well as kidney problems and very extreme dehydration can cause kidney stones.So drink enough water.

  49. Nehala8:36 AM

    In order to have a blemish/pimple free skin first you need to drink a lot of water. your skin reflect your health. it is essential that you clean out your system and hydrate yourself, thus cleaning and hydrating your skin.

  50. Expert4:29 PM

    I would recommend to drink as much water as possible. You can tell by seeing your urine turning to white. My reasoning for this is that you will flush out the toxins including some fat in your body which gives you a clear mind as it cleanses your blood. I have also learnt that if you drink cold water your metabolism rises as your body tries to heat itself up therefore rising your metabolism and losing some fat along the way.

  51. Leela4:30 PM

    I think drinking too much water way too fast can cause hyponatremia

  52. Sushila4:39 PM

    The recommended water can a normal person drink per day is more than 2 liters or 8 glasses at 8 ounce each. This is because we urine each day more than 1 liter and another 1 liter for the breathing and sweating. That's why we need to 2 liters to support water in our body. I don't know what happens on the woman that die in drinking too much water.

  53. Charulata11:53 AM

    Hey thanks for the info on drinking water!

  54. Anirudha9:46 AM

    Water is an essential element of life and a crucial part of well-being, but most of us do not drink enough. How water can help improve health and rejuvenation.

  55. Jayanti9:50 AM

    Water plays an important role in flushing impurities from our bodies, but most of us don't drink enough. 2 liters per day is a good start, depending on the climate you live in and your activity level. Drink enough water to produce 8 to 10 copious urination per day.

  56. Anonymous2:13 PM

    Optimal hydration helps to detoxify, maintain supple skin, flushes out toxins, prevents UTI, kidney stones and constipation. It is essential to replenish water lost in breath, perspiration, urine and bowel movements each day as cells and muscles shrivel and rejuvenate only in ampleness of water.

  57. Vishnu2:17 PM

    thirst is the first indication of dehydration. Dry mouth, light headedness, poor concentration, flushed skin, headache, cramping, tiredness, dark colored urine, muscle weakness and dizziness all point daggers to common slip ups of inadequate water intake. Sip water at regular intervals to remain dexterous and dashing even before the first symptom of thirst ensues.

  58. Water boosts metabolism:. Water prevents headaches,Water boosts your brainpower, It keeps you alert, it can prevent urine infection

  59. Abhudaya2:41 PM

    Regular intake of water increases your metabolic rate and improves your digestive system. It also helps to relieve headaches and back pain.


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